BUD REECE RECEIVES 2012 BOBBYE HALL AWARD

PRESENTED BY HMA MODEL RAILROAD INDUSTRY DIVISION COUNCIL

 

August 9, 2012.  Fred Hill, President of the Hobby Manufacturers Association and Model Railroad Industry Division Council, presented the 2012 Bobbye Hall Award on behalf of the Awards Committee to Bud Reece, Senior Vice President of Bachmann Trains (Philadelphia, PA).  Reece was presented with his award during the MRID Membership Meeting on August 5 during the MRMA National Train Show in Grand Rapids, MI. “I am pleased to present Bud Reece with the 2012 Bobbye Hall Award, said Hill, because he represents the spirit and commitment to the industry that Ms. Hall displayed.”  “Bud is an industry leader who has contributed his time, talents, and dedication to grow the model railroad segment of the hobby industry.  He is well-deserving to receive this award,” added Hill.   The Bobbye Hall Distinguished Service Award was inaugurated in 2008 and was named in honor of Ms. Hall, who was President of Hallmark Models in Dallas, TX.  Bobbye Hall received the NMRA Pioneer Award in 1996 and was inducted into the MRIA Hall of Fame in 1996. Previous award winners include:  Fred Hill, Fred Hamilton, Dave Swanson, Aubrey Olson, and Allen Pollock.
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